Jair Bolsonaro presidential campaign, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro presidential campaign, 2018
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Campaigned forBrazilian general election, 2018
CandidateJair Bolsonaro
Federal Deputy from Rio de Janeiro
General Hamilton Mourão
Brazilian Army member
AffiliationSocial Liberal Party
StatusAnnounced: 3 March 2016
Presumptive nominee: 12 March 2018
Official nominee: 22 July 2018
Key peoplePaulo Guedes
(Economic advisor)
SloganBrasil acima de tudo, Deus acima de todos
(Brazil above everything, God above everyone)

The 2018 presidential campaign of Jair Bolsonaro was announced on 3 March 2016. Brazilian federal deputy and former military officer Jair Bolsonaro became the official nominee of the Social Liberal Party during their convention on 22 July 2018. The running mate decision came later on 8 August, when General Hamilton Mourão was chosen to compose the ticket with Bolsonaro. By choosing Mourão as running mate Bolsonaro secured a coalition with the Brazilian Labour Renewal Party.

Jair Bolsonaro was the first candidate for the presidency that was able to raise over a $1 million reais in donations from the public during the 2018 campaign. In the first 59 days, he amassed an average of $17,000 reais per day in donations.[1]

Bolsonaro was stabbed on 6 September while he was campaigning in Juiz de Fora.

Attack during campaign event

Bolsonaro was stabbed on 6 September 2018 while campaigning and interacting with supporters in the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais.[2] Bolsonaro's son, Flávio (pt), has stated that his father's wounds were only superficial and he was recovering in hospital.[3] Police arrested and identified the attacker as Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, who claimed that he was "ordered by God to carry out the attack".[4] Flávio Bolsonaro later stated that the wounds inflicted seem worse than initially thought. He tweeted about his father's condition, explaining that the perforation reached part of the liver, the lung and part of the intestine. He also stated that Bolsonaro had lost a large amount of blood, arriving at the hospital with a pressure of 10/3, but had since stabilized.[5][6][2] Most of the other candidates in the presidential race (from both sides of the political spectrum), and the current Brazilian president, Michel Temer, condemned the attack.[7]